Benahavís enjoys the status of the richest municipality in Andalucía, that’s because its boundaries include La Zagaleta, one of the most exclusive residential ommunities on the Costa del Sol, however the natural beauty of the location is just as relevant. Mountains, rivers, woods and local fauna all contribute to make Benahavís a well sought after location.
Due to its popularity with visitors that come to enjoy the panoramic views and the surrounding closeness to nature, the small town has built a portfolio of some 50
restaurants offering all kinds of gastronomic delights that are predominantly of an Andalusian style, hence it’s acquired the name “the dining room of the Costa del Sol”
Walking through the street of Benahavís it’s hard to choose where to eat; you will find a restaurant in every corner, all presenting their menu outside their doors; their
impeccably well laid out tables are certainly irresistible just as their cuisine. Despite the variety and selection of wines available with meals, the prices are quite sober.
A recent trend has contributed to extend the variety of cuisine available beyond the traditional Andalucian style.
The menus are now much more varied and do include French, Italian and other types of cuisine. The type of eateries is now more varied and better distributed between
restaurants, bistros and tapas bars. As a matter of fact there is even a school offering cooking courses and training for waiters, “La Escuela de Hostelería”, naturally, with its own restaurant annexed.
Are you thinking of Christmas and New Year? It seems to me that this year Benahavís offers the ideal solution for a quiet “tête a tête”, a family Christmas meal, or indeed even a company yearly celebration.